Abstract

The morphology of Argyrotheca lorioli Smirnova, 1972, from the Lower Cretaceous (Berriasian) of Crimea, Ukraine, was reinvestigated using SEM, found to be impunctate, and reassigned as the type species of a new genus (Apodosia, new family Apodosiidae, order ?Rhynchonellida. Another micromorphic brachiopod, Spiriferina? oolitica (Moore, 1855) from the Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) Inferior Oolite of Somerset, England, is also reassigned to the new genus.

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